Education Station celebrates an empowered first year in Hopkinton
It’s September, and although students are lamenting the end of summer, there’s a lot of excitement at Education Station in downtown Hopkinton as co-founders Christine Chapman and Sims Yun celebrate one year of empowered learning and growth.
Over the last year, Chapman and Yun have solidified their vision for mindful and empowered learning, striving to teach their students how to study and achieve academic success. The summer provided opportunities for students to attend Summer Academy (Grades 1-8), Summer Reading Book Clubs (Grades 6-8) and AP Ready Workshops (Grades 9-11). College-bound students participated in College Application Bootcamps, College Process Workshops and Standardized Testing Courses in various forms (two-week intensives, cram sessions and the company’s signature six-week programs).
“We have programs to engage students throughout their schooling, and we’re grateful every time a student walks through our doors, tries us out and leaves smiling,” Chapman said. “We want their time here to be helpful, engaging, and fun.”
Over the last year, Chapman and Yun have worked hard to respond to the needs of the community. As their fall programming shows, they have made changes that will help students of all ages move successfully from one academic stage to the next. At Education Station, students are engaged with the same goals Chapman and Yun set for their private clients, helping students benefit from the same personalized approach, while small groups make quality enrichment and support affordable.
“Most of our programming offers single class options, class packs, and a (new) limited membership program for students who want to take full advantage of the Homework Academy (elementary) and Math and Writing Centers (middle and high school),” explained Chapman.
The popular Homework Academy will continue to offer 90-minute, supervised “study hall” sessions for students in Grades 1-5.
Middle School Math Study Sessions will support middle school math students at the highest levels of math in seventh grade (pre-algebra) and eighth grade (honors and advanced algebra). These classes assist with material review, homework and test preparation. Classes can be purchased as single sessions or in class packs.
Math Centers and Writing Centers are new this fall and offer opportunities for middle and high school students to get the extra help they may need in math (up to precalculus) and writing (up to honors levels in English and history) and are staffed by trained, experienced instructors.
ACT/SAT Prep and College Process Programs will continue to offer students the tools they’ll need to apply to colleges feeling confident and empowered.
“We opened with an ambitious vision to support and empower students, and the buzz is good. I couldn’t be more grateful,” Chapman stated, reflecting on a successful first year. “Our collaboration with the Hopkinton Youth Commission brought affordable college counseling and test prep to the community, and we plan to continue offering free resources (our free college profile review, free 15-minute college essay review and free baseline tests), bringing in guest speakers, and offering up our meeting space for educational non-profits. Our hope is to get as many students and families to learn about what we do and to feel just as excited as we are about our vision.”
Education Station is a female, minority-owned business located at 77 Main St. in Hopkinton. Learn more at educationstationhopkinton.com or call 508-625-1663. The company’s popular videos can be found on Facebook and Instagram.
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